Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction and Odds (LA Bats will Light Up the Skies Over Denver)

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The first weekend of the MLB season is underway and Saturday brings us a great early matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers won their season opener against the Rockies yesterday 5-3. Newly acquired Freddie Freeman had a day and reached base on three different occasions. He also scored a run in his first game for LA. The Rockies got a decent debut from their big offseason signing in Kris Bryant. He smacked a single and drew a walk. However, he struck out with runners on to end the game. 

Game two of this three-game series sees the Dodgers’ Tony Gonsolin face off against German Marquez on the mound.  

Here are the odds for this game, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook

Dodgers vs. Rockies Odds, Run Line, and Total

Run Line:

  • Dodgers: -1.5 (+100)
  • Rockies: +1.5 (-120)


  • Dodgers: -147
  • Rockies: +137


  • Total 11.5 (Over -120/Under +100)

Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction and Pick

The Rockies continue to be plagued by a toxic mix of good pitching and bad hitting. Last night was a bit of both with a five-run fourth inning for the Dodgers and just seven total hits for the Rockies. Freeland was rolling, but the Rockies left him in a little too long in his first action of the year and paid dearly. I think that Marquez presents a bigger challenge for Los Angeles despite some iffy stats. He finished 2021 with a 12-11 record with a 4.40 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. It was a down year for him, but I think a bounce-back season is ahead for him. 

Despite my positive outlook on the flamethrower, tonight won’t be a cakewalk for anyone on the Rockies. The Dodgers are so well put together from top to bottom that picking the Rockies to win feels like too much of a stretch. Especially with odds for the Dodgers to win straight up at less than -150. LA has a trio of former MVP winners in their lineup and I think those bats explode tonight in the thin air at Coors Field. 

Pick: Dodgers -1.5 (+100)

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